An Interactive Visualization of NYC Street Trees by Cloudred

We were curious to see what were some of the common and not so common trees planted in the five boroughs of New York City. While this visualizes trees which we personally love as an essential element of any urban city, we see this as an experiment or model to visualize other datasets in an additive/subtractive format. This visualization allows one to quickly see distribution. Trees in the Bronx and Manhattan seem to be distributed more uniformly compared to the other three boroughs.

With such high concentrations of certain trees, there is a risk of a pathogen, insect or environmental stress wiping out a large amount of trees. Also a sizable percentage of trees have been marked “unknown” in the dataset, making the dataset incomplete.

Trees have been grouped by genus. For example, all maple species (Norway Maple, Silver Maple, etc.) have been aggregated as “Maple.”

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